Association of leisure time and occupational physical activity with obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in Chile

Petermann, F. et al. (2019) Association of leisure time and occupational physical activity with obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in Chile. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(22), pp. 2549-2559. (doi:10.1080/02640414.2019.1647738) (PMID:31366283)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the association between physical activity (PA), both occupational (OPA) and during leisure time (LTPA), with obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in Chilean adults. 5,157 participants from the Chilean National Health Survey 2009–2010 were included in this study. OPA and LTPA levels were assessed using the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire. The association between both PA with obesity and cardiovascular risk factors was determined using logistic regression. Our findings showed a significant trend between higher LTPA and lower odds for obesity (OR 0.64 [95% CI: 0.53; 0.76], central obesity 0.52 [0.44; 0.61]) and other cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes (OR: 0.72 [0.55; 0.94]), hypertension (OR: 0.59 [0.50; 0.71]) and metabolic syndrome (OR: 0.62 [0.50; 0.78]). In contrast, OPA was only associated with lower odds of diabetes (OR: 0.79 [0.65; 0.98]) and hypertension (0.85 [0.74; 0.98]). In conclusion, LTPA was associated with a lower risk of all major cardiovascular risk factors, whereas OPA was only associated with a lower risk of diabetes and hypertension.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Celis, Dr Carlos and Brown, Miss Rosemary and Petermann, Mrs Fanny
Authors: Petermann, F., Brown, R. E., Diaz-Martínez, X., Leiva, A. M., Martinez, M. A., Poblete-Valderrama, F., Garrido-Méndez, A., Matus-Castillo, C., Luarte-Rocha, C., Salas-Bravo, C., Troncoso-Pantoja, C., García-Hermoso, A., Ramírez-Vélez, R., Vásquez-Gómez, J. A., Rodríguez-Rodríguez, F., Alvarez, C., and Celis-Morales, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Sports Sciences
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0264-0414
ISSN (Online):1466-447X
Published Online:31 July 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
First Published:First published in Journal of Sports Sciences 37(22):2549-2559
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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